Show the Ring Bearer some love

ring bearers

Cute Ring Bearers

Show the ring bearer some love and don’t dress them like a little man in tops and tails.
Dress them like the cute adorable four year olds that they are – they’ll thank you for it (and so will their mom!)

Checked green gingham

Green Gingham Dicky Bow & Suspenders

Cutest Ring Bearer Group

Cutest Ring Bearer Group

Ring Bearer Suspenders

Dicky Bow, Suspenders and Khakis

For some more inspiration – follow us on pinterest where we’ve created a Ring Bearer board.

Vintage Milk Glass

Milk Glass adds a touch of whimsy and femininity to any space but really holds it’s own as a center piece at a rustic inspired wedding.


Elegant Milk Glass Table Setting


Romantic Pink Inspiration

Lace is Milk Glass’ best friend!  Use them together for maximum impact – as seen here on this timeless place card table.


Milk Glass & Lace Place Card Table

Introduce the look of milk glass to your wedding cake..


Milk Glass is pretty easy to pick up on ebay, etsy or a local second hand shop, garage sale.

Can’t find any?  You can always DIY some standard glass vases to achieve the look.


DIY Milk Glass click here for tutorial.


BHLDN Wedding Gowns 2014

Bhldn Faye

Faye Gown

BHLDN Wedding Gowns became available shortly after I got married – that hurt! They’re perfect in every way for the lazy bride who hates the whole trying the dress on spectacle but really wants a beautiful unique dress – preferably one that can be ordered online and tried on at home – that my friends is what I wanted! So I missed the boat in my eagerness to get wed! But for those of you still on the lookout for that perfect gown, feast your eyes…..


Bhldn emma

Emma Gown


Ruth Gown

Bhldn Joss

Joss Gown


Feather & Ink 2013 Stationery Designer of the Year

WOL WInner photo

We won!
The Awards took place last night in Clontarf Castle to award the top wedding suppliers in the country  for their dedication to their craft and to reward the  quality of their amazing work within the wedding industry.

Needless to say we were THRILLED to be shortlisted to the final 3 in the country but OVER THE MOON to have been chosen as Stationery Designer of the Year for 2013.

You can see our designs for yourself here.

Short post today as in catch up mode after being out of the studio yesterday.

YAY! It’s going to be a fantabulous year!  Thank you Weddingsonline for organising such a great event.

Wedding Stationery Trends for 2013



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So you’ve got the ring, booked the venue, narrowed down your dress to a handful but still can’t decide on a theme? One good way to choose a theme is to start looking at invitations and wedding stationery. Usually the style you are most attracted to gives you a good indication of the type of wedding best suited to you.
For 2013 the “homemade,” yet polished, rustic look is still very big in wedding stationery — think birds, burlap, kraft paper, garden chic. Incorporating paint as well as graphic design — watercolor papers and floral gouache designs, for example — is also a big trend because it gives that handmade feel. Geometric stationery with big bold sans serif fonts and blocks of color is also on the rise. Letterpress stationery is making a massive comeback, as is laser-cut detailing. You can dye the edges of letterpress paper in different colors and letterpress allows designs to be pressed with metallic foiling, which adds such an amazing touch. Couples have really taken notice of how important the fonts are when trying to establish a theme. The script font has really made it’s way out this year, as new “hip” elegant fonts have come into the limelight.

Still confused? We’ve narrowed it down to the invites below:

Typographic Invitations : Typography



Rustic Vineyard: Sunburst



Vintage Travel: Fly me to the Moon

Fly Me to the Moon Suite

Fly Me to the Moon Suite


Floral Edge Lettepress Invitation

Floral Edge Lettepress Invitation


Song Lyric Envelope Liners

Our new Fly Me to the Moon suite showcases a unique way to incorporate your wedding song into your wedding stationery – we used Frank Sinatra’s, “Fly Me to the Moon”, lyrics in the envelope liner…what do you think?  Would you include your First Dance lyrics in a subtle way like this?  As with all aspects of our stationery your envelope liner can be customised to make your stationery uniquely yours.

Fly Me to the Moon Envelope Liner

Fly Me to the Moon Invite and Liner


Fly Me to the Moon Suite

Fly Me to the Moon Suite




2013 Catalog Photoshoot

It’s been too long!  Kiddos have hijacked me.  So I’m back with the spanking brand new 2013 catalog….some images from today’s shoot.  Have to fully update the website but here’s a sneak peek…


Fly Me to the Moon Suite

Mr Draper Save the Date

Mr Draper Save the Date


Audrey Suite

Audrey Suite


Same Sex Wedding Invites

We are delighted to announce  Same Sex Wedding Invites are now available on Feather & Ink . We are working on more designs so keep checking back over the next few weeks. “Getting Hyphenated” is printed on both sides on our premium double thick cardstock .  More colour options also coming soon …

Same Sex Invites : Getting Hyphenated

Getting Hyphenated Invite Green & Gray


Frivolous Friday

Finally got around to buying Hugo and then came across these “Hugo Like” (my word!) prints on ETSY – very cool self portraits by French photographer “Yann”  – definitely on the list for the home reno!


Friday links for you to enjoy….

Recession busting style: 20 dresses under $200
Summer Essentials Big Floppy Hats via Cup of Jo
Perfectly pleasant Peasant Blouses
Must sign up to this: Blogging Your Way Ecourse

Yay to the weekend!  Off on hols on Tuesday for two weeks so the store is going to be closed until June 1st – so if you’re looking for us drop us a mail and we’ll respond when we get back…




Clonalis House Wedding

It’s not often I come across a wedding that takes place in my hometown of Castlerea, Co. Roscommon that looks like a styled Magazine Shoot, so when I spotted this beauty over on One Fab Day’s blog I was giddy to see Castlerea – well the beautiful Clonalis House looking so stunning.

My family stayed in the renovated stables a few summers ago and everyone loved it there – including this little man.  How quickly time flies…..

My Little Federer

My Little Federer : Image via those talented dudes over at Wonky Eye

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